Today we are sharing information on Nepal Bhutan tour. This is one of the best multi-country tour in Asia. Further, this tour offers you with the cultural and natural diversity in two lovely nations in the South-Asia.
Nepal and Bhutan share many similarities. Both of these countries are blessed by the Himalayas and are landlocked countries sharing its border with India and China. Furthermore, these countries are as close as it gets to the “Shangri-la”.
Nepal, known by many as country of Mount Everest and for some as a birthplace of Buddha. This is a fascinating country in terms of its geographical and cultural diversity. The land rises abruptly from the sweltering Terai fields in the south at 60 meters above ocean level to the solidifying statures of the Himalayas in the north well over 8000 meters finishing in the most noteworthy point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8848 meters. Further, with lavish sub-tropical timberland, green slopes and valleys in the middle of – inside a separation of an insignificant 200 km.
This country with the extraordinary and an excellent Himalayan range which stretches from east to west has mystified the whole world for quite a long time with its novel scene, intriguing excellence and doors to unending experience.
Equally, Bhutan is an extraordinary place in the earth. Moreover, It is the last incredible Himalayan kingdom, covered in mystery and magic, where a conventional Buddhist culture cautiously grasps worldwide advancements. This country has mystified foreigners for a long time. Bhutan holds many surprises. Here the rice is red and larger penises painted on almost every building (also known as Phallus Paintings in Bhutan). Furthermore, pristine Himalayan landscape, primeval forests, beautiful traditional villages, fortress like dzongs, spectacular festivals makes this place as close to the “Shangri-La”.
Start of Your Nepal Bhutan Tour
This popular multi-country tours start from the Himalayan heartland of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. If you ask why Nepal is the best starting point for this tour? The rational answer is there are daily direct flight connection between Kathmandu and Paro (Bhutan’s only international air terminal).
Furthermore, exploring the stunning birthplace of Buddha and the Land of Thunder Dragon will be quite an experience.
Your Stay in Nepal Before Flying to Bhutan
Arrival in Kathmandu
This Nepal Bhutan tour starts upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the biggest metropolitan capital of Nepal. This city is also referred to as ” A Living Cultural Museum” due to the sheer number of temples, monuments, and architecture dating back to the 17th and 18th century.
Tour of Kathmandu
In Kathmandu, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is the number one attraction in the country. Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is the place where the coronation of the kings and took place. Now there are no more glorious coronation ceremonies, however, the square remains the conventional heart of the old town and Kathmandu’s most awesome heritage of ancient architectures.
The next spot Swoyambhunath Stupa is the another attraction not to be missed in Kathmandu. This Buddhist temple, preached on the hilltop of Kathmandu. This temple is also referred to as the” Monkey Temple” due to the large tribe of monkeys guarding the hill. The monkeys are notoriously amazing, snatching anything from the visitor’s hand and it is amusing too. Furthermore, this site offers the bird’s eye view of Kathmandu Valley.
Furthermore, Patan Durbar Square is the other attraction you do not want to miss in Nepal. A short drive from Kathmandu, Patan is one of the best attractions in Kathmandu. In comparison to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square has more concentration of monuments per square meter. Furthermore, this place is much crowded in comparison. Walking through Patan Durbar Square you will realize there are lots of wood and metal handicraft shops. So if you are looking for some souvenirs to take back home look out for good metal or wooden piece.
Flying To Bhutan
After spending a couple of days in Kathmandu fly to Bhutan. Flight to Paro air terminal in Bhutan is one of the best flights. First, the first has the surprising landing system, during which plane moves significantly in the narrow valley before making it to the runway. Second and significantly more intriguing part of the flight is the dazzling mountain scene which you can see when flying from Kathmandu in great weather conditions. Further, Paro is legitimately considered as one of the most daring air terminals on the planet.
Bhutan is one of the expensive destinations in the world. Hence, foreigners will have to pay a minimum tariff of USD 250 per person per day. In case, you wish to stay in 4-star or 5- star hotels the Bhutan tour will be very expensive. However, this rate includes your accommodation, licensed guide to accompany you during your sightseeing tours, all meals, and applicable monumental entrance fees.
Now you have landed into one of the mysterious countries in the world where environmental protection goes hand in hand with cultural preservation.
You will drive to Thimphu, the capital of this Himalayan Kingdom. The first thing that amazes you is the absence of traffic lights. You have just arrived from Kathmandu considered to be one of the polluted cities in Asia to the other dimension where the air is fresh, the traffic is minimized.
Thimphu Full – Day Tour
The next day you will visit the famous sightseeing spots which will include National Memorable Chorten. This huge Chorten is one of the most visited tourist spots in Thimphu, and for some, Bhutanese, it is the focal point of the day by day worship. Early morning is an incredible time to visit, as older individuals mix reflectively around the Chorten, families light spread lights, and children wearing their cultural dress rush out on their way to school. The other sights that you will visit are The National Textile Museum, National Institute for Zorig Chusum (painting school), Buddha Dordenma (The huge 51m-tall steel statue of Buddha) and if time persists the ends after visiting Trashi Chho Dzong and Changangkha Lhakhang.
Thimphu to Punakha
Following day after breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochu La Pass. Dochu La pass is located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range.
The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snow – capped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 Chortens gracing the mountain pass.
Upon arrival in Punakha visit Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong is arguably the most beautiful Dzong in the country, especially in spring when the lilac-coloured jacaranda trees bring a lush sensuality to the Dzong’s characteristically towering whitewashed walls. This Dzong was the second to be built in Bhutan and it served as the capital and the seat of government until the mid-1950s. All of Bhutan’s kings have been crowned here. The design is still the winter residence of the dratshang (official monk body).
Punakha To Paro
After breakfast, drive to Paro. In Paro you will visit the Paro Dzong. Paro Dzong ranks as a high point of Bhutanese architecture.
The massive buttressed walls that tower over the town are visible throughout the valley. It was formerly the meeting hall for the National Assembly and now, like most dzongs, houses both the monastic body and district government offices, including the local courts. Most of the chapels are closed to tourists, but it’s worth a visit for its stunning architecture and views.
Hiking to Taktshang Monastery In Paro
Next day hike to Taktshang Monastery. Taktshang Palphug Monastery more famous as Paro Taktshang is a Buddhist temple complex, which clings to a cliff, 3120 meters above the sea level on the side of the upper Paro valley, Bhutan.
The Taktshang Palphug Monastery is one of the most famous touristic destinations of the country and the cultural icon of Bhutan.
Paro To Kathmandu
You will be transferred to the Paro international airport and fly back to Kathmandu enjoying the Himalayas view from your flight.
Furthermore, upon arrival in Kathmandu, you may fly back the next day or extend your Nepal visit by traveling to another famous destination like Pokhara or Chitwan and finish this fabulous Nepal Bhutan tour.